Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Smart People All Agree
"The real war is between rationalism and superstition. Science is but one form of rationalism, while religion is the most common form of superstition."
"Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence; it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines."
"The dogma of Christianity gets worn away before the advance of science. Religion will have to make more and more concessions. Gradually the myths crumble."
"Religion has run out of justifications. Thanks to the telescope and the microscope, it no longer offers an explanation of anything important."
Make of it what you will.
First quote is Jerry Coyne, as cited here.
Second quote is Bertrand Russell as cited on page 214 of The Irrational Atheist by Vox Day.
Third quote is Adolf Hitler as cited on page 214 of The Irrational Atheist by Vox Day.
Fourth quote is Christopher Hitchens as cited on page 214 of The Irrational Atheist by Vox Day.